situation which presents evidence of
danger to health or safety, the occupational health professional must
make, as rapidly as possible, their
concern clear, in writing, to the appropriate senior management executive,
stressing the need for taking into account scientific knowledge and for applying the relevant health protection
standard . . . The workers concerned
and their representatives in the enterprise should be informed and the
competent authority should be contacted, whenever necessary.
While the argument can be made that
our code is equally protective by outlining “death or serious physical harm” as
conditions that allow the release of sensitive or confidential information, our code
does not tread into how such a situation
would be handled.
Contracts. One of the more interesting
provisions in the ICOH ethics code is
found in the “clause on ethics in con-
tracts of employment” section, which
seems to have no equivalent section in
our code. A portion of this provision
states, “Occupational health professionals
must request that a clause on ethics be
incorporated in their contract or employ-
ment.” The ICOH code goes on to outline
some of the key considerations that
would be found in such a clause.
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